Johnson: ‘No hard feelings’

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Dustin Johnson says he does not have any animosity towards his departing caddie Joe LaCava or Tiger Woods.

Dustin Johnson says he does not have any animosity towards his departing caddie Joe LaCava or Tiger Woods.

LaCava, up till recently Johnson’s caddie, has taken up an offer to carry Tiger Woods’ bag on an ongoing basis.

Woods has been without a professional caddie since he let his caddie of 13 years, Steve Williams, go earlier in the year, but announced a couple of days ago that he had given LaCava the job.

While Johnson said nothing at the time, his coach Butch Harmon did, saying he was “disappointed” by the way it had happened.

“The thing that bothered me the most was Tiger not calling Dustin and asking if he could talk to Joe. That’s the way it’s done. I’m a little disappointed with the way Tiger handled it, but I’m not surprised,” he said.

Johnson, however, denied there was any problem on Thursday after his round of 71 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns.

“Things happen, he (Joe) has got to do what he’s got to do,” the world number five said. Woods has slipped to 50th in the rankings,” he said.

“Joe got offered Tiger’s job so he took it. I can’t blame the guy, he can do what he wants. I will be fine, I’ve got a few guys who want the job.

“I still like Joe. It’s a business. We have to make decisions. I talked to Tiger, it’s all good, no hard feelings at all. We had a good conversation.”

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